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Environmental protection under the WTO: An overview


Jasim, Zaid Khuduhur and Masum, Ahmad and Wahid, Ratnaria (2014) Environmental protection under the WTO: An overview. In: UUM International Conference on Governance 2014 (ICG), 29th - 30th November 2014, Flamingo Hotel By The Beach, Pulau Pinang.

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Abstract

This paper examines the notion of environmental protection under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and how the organization settles dispute among the member states in relation to issues related to the environment.The paper aims to study the laws related to environmental protection under the WTO as well as the loopholes in these laws. In this paper, we have examined the Turtle and Shrimps case and the Retreaded case in addressing the issue of dispute settlement under the WTO and the need for impartiality from the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the WTO while dealing with measures adopted by the member states in the protection of the environment.This paper uses two major research strategies: a quantitative analysis in examining the Turtle and Shrimp case and Retreaded Tyres case by way of collecting the data from libraries, and published reports. The paper argues that the flow of goods between the WTO members should not hamper one of its main objectives that is, of environmental protection. The paper concludes that there is a need for improvement in the laws governing environmental protection under the WTO so that member states could see the operation of these laws as being impartial and not only favoring the industrial nations/developed countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN NO: 978-983-2078-95-1 Organizers: Institute for Governance and Innovation Studies (IGIS), College of Law, Government and International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dispute settlement body, environmental protection, impartiality, industrial nations, WTO.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Ahmad Masum
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2015 01:13
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2015 01:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13161

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